Michael Cavanaugh Flew in a Secret Air Force


In a seaside resort town on the coast of the gulf of Thailand an old warrior lives out his days, separated from the battles of his past by the insurmountable barrier of time but physically near their setting. Retired... Read more

For North Korea’s Denuclearization, Look to South Africa

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Much of the debate about diplomacy with North Korea has revolved around whether it... Read more

The Dark Logic Behind Armies That Rape


In the era of #MeToo many are looking to science to better understand sexual... Read more

To Understand Venezuela’s Crisis, Look to the Past … and the CIA


On Sept. 11, 1973, a military junta headed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet completed a... Read more

Donald Trump’s Space Force Is a Scam


On June 18, 2018, Pres. Donald Trump announced he was directing the Pentagon to... Read more
Is the U.S. Navy Too Small to Protect Convoys?
The U.S. military’s top sealift officials are worried that, in a war with Russia or China, the U.S. Navy...
U.S. Marine Corps Rocket Batteries Could Become Ship-Killers

U.S. Marine Corps Rocket Batteries Could Become Ship-Killers

The U.S. Marine Corps recently proved that an F-35 stealth fighter can pass targeting data to a ground-based rocket...

Video Games Have Always Trivialized Violence and ‘Fallout 76’ Is No Different

Video Games Have Always Trivialized Violence and ‘Fallout 76’ Is No Different

The world established in the video game series Fallout isn’t one any of us would want to live in....

Hurricane Michael Damaged a Bunch of F-22s

Hurricane Michael Damaged a Bunch of F-22s

Hurricane Michael damaged potentially more than a dozen U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters at their base on...

An Illegitimate Supreme Court Accelerates the Decline That Began With Gitmo

An Illegitimate Supreme Court Accelerates the Decline That Began With Gitmo

Amid the emotional hubbub over the predictable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there has been...

In 1905, a Former U.S. Army Officer Added Moving Maps to Cars

In 1905, a Former U.S. Army Officer Added Moving Maps to Cars

Before satellite navigation, people found their way using paper maps. Which, of course, can be cumbersome — and ill-suited...

The Gun That Killed Abraham Lincoln

The Gun That Killed Abraham Lincoln

On April 14, 1865 U.S. president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by a single shot to the back of the...

When Richard Nixon Threatened to Nuke Vietnam

When Richard Nixon Threatened to Nuke Vietnam

This story originally appeared on June 1, 2015. Washington now sees nuclear weapons as a last ditch resort …...

The U.S. Military Is Working on Mind-Control for Drones

The U.S. Military Is Working on Mind-Control for Drones

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested an implant that allows an operator to simultaneously control, with...

The Gun That Killed John F. Kennedy

The Gun That Killed John F. Kennedy

On Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald fired two 6.5-millimeter rounds from an Italian Carcano Fucile di Fanteria Mod. 91/38...

The New Islamophobia Looks Like the Old McCarthyism

The New Islamophobia Looks Like the Old McCarthyism

It’s hard today even to imagine that, in the late 1980s, the right-wing Christian Voice Magazine published a “candidate’s...

America Is Winning in Afghanistan

America Is Winning in Afghanistan

October 2018 marked the 17th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Despite near unanimity when the war began,...

The Guns That Killed Malcolm X

The Guns That Killed Malcolm X

On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X, leader of Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity, was assassinated during...

The Gun That Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Gun That Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

At 6:00 P.M. on April 4, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped onto the balcony outside his room...

Iran Lobs Ballistic Missiles at Iraq and Syria

Iran Lobs Ballistic Missiles at Iraq and Syria

On Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, 2018, Iran launched major missile strikes targeting its adversaries in both Iraqi Kurdistan...

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